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Homewood is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Homewood is 41.557N. The longitude is -87.665W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,348.


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Median household income
Local
$57,213
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Homewood demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Hartford
· Thornton Station
Early settlers traveled along the Vincennes Trail, an early Indian path from Vincennes, IN.

Upon incorporation in 1893, after the community's name had changed multiple times, the issue of naming the community was finally settled.

In the early 1900s, suburban trains brought golfers from Chicago to play at local country clubs

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Homewood Days - July 13-15, 2007
  • Fine Art Fair - June 9-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Homewood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Izaak Walton Preserve
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Homewood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60422 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Homewood residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Homewood ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Homewood was $26,074, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

41% of Homewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Homewood festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Homewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $669.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,319.


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Libraries in Homewood include Homewood Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Homewood political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Homewood workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Homewood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Homewood include Ramada Inn.

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